Author: Jack Rollin
248 page paperback, 246mm
Many readers will be familiar with Jack Rollin’s Soccer at War, perhaps the best single-volume account of football in the UK during the two world wars. In a sequel (or actually a prequel I suppose) Jack has now turned his attention to the 1930s. As with Soccer at War, the book has a narrative part, telling the story of 1930s football in the home nations, and a 50 page statistical section.
book is loosely structured around chapters that give details of the careers (and
outside interests) of the players of the time, a survey of the achievements of
all the League clubs around the country, and a chapter of what used to be called
“tit bits” – those miscellaneous items that lend colour to the events of
the time. Football in Scotland, Wales and Ireland is not neglected. Nor is the
fledging World Cup, three competitions of which took place in the 1930s, without
any UK involvement of course (although a UK team did make a rather unsuccessful
appearance in the 1936 Olympic Games).
book is illustrated with player photographs, team groups and action shots. The
cover artwork has elements derived from by the poster for the 1930 World Cup and
the 1930 fly-over of Wembley Stadium by a Zeppelin airship on FA Cup Final day.
It is a mid-sized paperback of 248 pages, printed on 115gsm art paper. The price is £18. UK postage costs are £2, mainland Europe £8 and the rest of the world £14. Copies of available by post from Tony Brown at 4 Adrian Close, Nottingham NG9 6FL and from specialist sports booksellers. If ordering by post, please make your cheque payable to Tony Brown and include postage and packing.